THE Battle for the final spot in the top five is looking likely of going down to the wire.
Camperdown's one-goal victory over fellow finals aspirant South Warrnambool kept it one win clear of a chasing Terang Mortlake, who defeated Portland on Saturday.
Brooke Richardson's side can seal the final spot with victory over the Tigers next weekend.
But if the Magpies lose, they need the Bloods and Roosters to fall against higher-fancied opponents in minor premiers Cobden and an in-form Warrnambool.
The fourth-placed Blues are still in touching distance of the double chance. They need to keep winning and hope either Koroit or North Warrnambool Eagles slip up in the final two rounds.
Raewyn Poumako's side, which defeated Hamilton Kangaroos on Saturday, play Portland in its last game before finals - a match that could make or break their top-three chances.
The Tigers and Kangaroos are locked in a battle to avoid the wooden spoon.
Kelsey Lewis' side currently sits in last spot by percentage, with two per cent separating them.
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